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The event is free of charge, this is to get an idea of numbers and dietary requirements for the catering service.

Wednesday, 6/11/2019

time name title
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 HCAS + Committee

Introductory remarks by head of HCAS

Introductory remarks by the committee

9:10-10:00 Kristin Ilves Inaugural speech and welcome notes
10:00-10:30 Jo Tongue Maritime mimesis in Polynesia, complex creative epistemologies
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Sara Keller Knowledge on the Water:
the case of technological transfers in the Western Indian port towns

Sarah Ward


Down by the water: evidence of Sino-Foreign Maritime Exchange at Liu Chia Harbour, Taicang
12:00-12:30 Mike Perrin The port of Uraga
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Himanshu P. Ray Where the Ganga meets the sea: the fluvial network of Bengal
14:30-15:00 Veronica Walker The Mekong: seasonal migrations and the making of the Angkor empire
15:00-15:30 Ray Laurence The Extension of Waterways: Roman Urbanism and Communications (312 BCE – 511 CE)
15:30-16:00 coffee
16:00-16:30 Michal Schwarz Water resources and cultural patterns in dry and Mongolian Inner Asia
16:30-17:00 Olga Kazakevich River as the backbone of the world: a horizontal world tree of the Selkups

The first day of the conference will be followed by a wine reception for all participants. 


Thursday, 7/11/2019

time name title
08:30-09:00 Registration

Crystal El Safadi

Archaeological Computing-Spatial Technologies
10:00-10:30 Toni Cartes Reverté The fishermen community in the lower Ebro (1775-1850)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Patrik G Flammer Molecular Archaeoparasitology – tracing people by their worms
11:30-12:00 Daniel Margolies Submerged Lands, Navigable Waters, and Jurisdiction as a Technology of Spatial Governance in the United States
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Rik Van Gijn Riverine features? On what linguistic feature distributions can tell us about the role of river networks in socio-historical processes
14:30-15:00 Merja Salo Orientation in nature. Cardinal points and spatial adverbs in Saami and Khanty
15:00-15:30 Olesya Khanina Big rivers as language contact areas: a view from Siberia
15:30-16:00 coffee
16:00-16:30 Juha Janhunen The Amur river system as a source and route of language spreads
16:30-17:00 Ekaterina Gruzdeva River as an anchor of spatial reference in Nivkh


Friday, 8/11/2019

time name title
08:30-09:00 Registration

Christoph Schäfer &

 K. Hofmann-von Kap-herr

Nautical Technology – Propulsion and Performance of Roman River Barges
10:00-10:30 Stephanie Blankshein Modelling Movement across the Divide
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Honkola Terhi & Rantanen Timo Barriers and pathways structuring the spatial pattern of linguistic variation
11:30-12:00 Alberto Hoces Recruitment of the Spanish Navy in America during the Late Eighteenth Century and its role in the construction of Spanish-speaking mariners’ social identity
12:00-12:30 Giacomo Tabita Border cities of the Euphrates River on the Parthian-Roman Mesopotamia.
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Minna Koivikko The last voyage, ship abandonment in their home ports
14:30-15:00 Corinna Salomon From Verona to Innsbruck – Raetic Epigraphic Documents as Landmarks of Waterway Transit in the Central Alps
15:00-15:30 Mali Skotheim Wending the Watery Ways, Mask in Hand: Waterways and the Travel Routes of the Technitai of Dionysus
15:30-16:00 coffee
16:00-16:30 Kathryn M. Hudson Cosmology, Cartography, and Change: Water in Ancient Mexican Life and Thought
16:30-17:00 Closing remarks